Wed.Dec 04, 2019

General Motor’s Supply Chain Disaster

Clear Spider

General Motors is a multinational company based in the United States. More commonly known as GM, the corporation manufactures, markets and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts. Today’s post covers how GM experienced a supply chain disaster with the robot mania disaster in the 1980’s. What went wrong? General Motors is a well known corporation and […]. The post General Motor’s Supply Chain Disaster appeared first on [link].

“Happy Holidays” Has Become a Year-Round Challenge

Material Handling & Logistics

The “most wonderful time of the year” is almost an everyday occurrence now in the world of e-commerce


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The Role of Attributes in Supply Chain Planning


Most supply chain professionals and planners think of finished goods when they hear attributes. But attributes are present in every part of the supply chain from suppliers to raw materials, to machinery, products and distribution centers. Attributes define the specific properties of each object.

An Empty Chair….

Supply Chain Shaman

Across from me, sits an empty chair. In fact, sadly, there are many empty chairs in the room. Five people canceled at the last minute due to travel restrictions. Today, I am facilitating the Network of Networks share group in Antwerp. The reason the seats are empty?

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How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management

My Office Apps

The Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Most people assume that logistics and Supply Chain Management (SCM) refer to the same process.

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Lead by Example

Supply Chain Nation

Lindsay Eavenson is a pre-sales director at JDA, beginning her career at RedPrairie [acquired by JDA] right out of college more than 16 years ago. She’s a huge proponent of leading by example and in her new leadership role at JDA keeps this in mind in everything that she does.

Does your workforce own the mindset for an effective S&OP?

Prophetic Technology

S&OP is a standard business planning process impacted by constant internal or external pressures and challenges. supply chain planning s&OP

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How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Why don’t you have a TMS (Transportation Management System) Solution yet? Article and permission to publish here provided by Have you ever been extremely frustrated with a process at work?

How Can What-If Scenario Planning Help Plan for Brexit?


In my previous blog, I addressed how what-if analysis can help supply chains when faced with uncertainty. This blog is an attempt to delve into some specific what-if scenarios that could arise due to Brexit. How Can What-If Scenario Planning Help Plan for Brexit?

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Improving OTIF Performance


How Can I Improve My OTIF Performance? Making sure you are compliant with OTIF requirements can be tricky.

Key Freight Management Factors to Consider


The trucking industry fluctuates to accommodate changes in demand, customers rotations, available capacity, and much more. Meanwhile, changes within politics and environmental regulations, including the US-China trade tariffs, also influence the industry.

Lost at Sea: The Impact of New Maritime Trade Regulations

Material Handling & Logistics

IMO 2020 regulations point to shipping delays, new costs and supply chain vulnerabilities

LTL Freight: 6 Benefits of a TMS to Manage Less Than Truckload Shipping


Most businesses that ship freight via Less-than-Truckload or LTL freight shipping services will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their transportation and logistics departments with the use of an automated transportation management system (TMS).

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Three Reasons Why Sizing Up The Critical Path Is So Important For All Retailers


In order to stay ahead in a competitive market, brands need to size up their critical path to understand what milestones they need to meet, when they need to meet them and, importantly, how they’re going to meet them. A retailer who has greater visibility of their product development and supply chain will not only be able to quickly eliminate faulty products and better manage risks but also identify bottlenecks in a product’s lifecycle.

Creating a Responsive Supply Chain to Handle Peaks & Lulls

Veridian Solutions

Creating a responsive supply chain in advance of the peak shopping season is a no-brainer. While the season is usually described as the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, responsive processes have a lasting effect. A responsive supply chain offers greater flexibility with labor management , streamlines warehouse operations, reduces dock constraints, and much more.

Trucking Detention Fees: Insights from Indago Members

Talking Logistics

Over the past three years, are you experiencing an increase or decrease in detention charges from carriers (the number of times you’re getting charged detention fees by carriers)? We asked our Indago research community that question back in September.

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Sensors are some of the most remarkable electronic devices available. Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 continues its disruptive march. Let’s take a look at five of those applications now.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Washington 2020 – Alex Zimmerman


Jon Stevens. President. Alex Zimmerman is the System Director of Supply Chain Systems and Technology at Baylor Scott & White Health, a $10B Healthcare provider organization in Dallas, TX.

5 Factory Uses for Sensors You Might Not Expect

DELMIA Quintiq

Sensors are some of the most remarkable electronic devices available. Some of their applications in factories and manufacturing are a little lesser known right now, even as Industry 4.0 continues its disruptive march. Let’s take a look at five of those applications now.

The Logistics Economy: An Update

Logistics Viewpoints

There have been recent signs of macroeconomic weakness. Let’s take this opportunity to review some of the data and dig a little deeper into the area relevant to the logistics sector.

Christmas tree shortage? Blame it on the recession.of 2008

DAT Solutions

Christmas trees are in short supply all over the country. Growers in some states blame the weather, while others blame the recession of 2008. Trucking Industry Trends

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.

How to Stand Out at a Trade Show with Great Booth Designs


Introduction. A Trade Show aka Trade Expo is a tried-and-true platform where companies of similar industry market their products and services. These shows are mainly for small businesses to analyze the current trends in the market, and keep a check on their competitors!

Teardown Time: Renault Carburetor

Dragon Innovation

Understanding how things are put together is at the core of our manufacturing experts at Dragon Innovation. The best way to know how something is put together is, you guessed it, take it apart! Hardware Hardware Teardowns Teardown Time motors Renault Carburetor parts springs

Expanded Partnership Between Arena Solutions and Product Realization Group (PRG) Delivers Services for PLM and QMS

Arena Solutions

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Big Enough to Deliver, Small Enough to Care

Repl Group

When it comes to air travel, you have a choice. Do you book a flight from a large international airport, with multiple terminals, many thousands of fellow passengers and an unnecessarily long walk from the car to check-in desk?

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Leveraging Supply Chain Data for Competitive Advantage

What does it mean to become a digital business or digital supply chain?